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I have been getting issues trying to get wifi working on my PC. I can browse the internet for about 5 minutes then the internet drops and I have to manually disconnect then reconnect to get my connection back. I'm confused because it says I'm connected to my network but really, I'm not. If it helps, I'm using a ASUS USB-N13 b1 revision wireless adapter with RTL8192cu drivers and an ActionTec V1000H router. All help is greatly appreciated!

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This has happened to me a few times.

It usually is a problem with the router, not your wi-fi.

  1. Unplug the router from the power outlet and wait 20seconds before plugging in again.
  2. Reboot your PC also just to be sure.

Another problem can be an IP conflict

So you have to reserve a dedicated internal IP address for your computer.

  1. Access your router using the internal IP (usually 192.168.0.1 if using a DLink device but it may vary)
  2. Use your user and password (usually user:"admin" and pasword:"admin" or blank)
  3. Search for "Network settings" and wherever you notice a table of MACaddresses and IP numbers, you should find a button to "reserve" IPs.
  4. Reserve the IPs of devices you recognize as yours.

NOTE: Instrucctions are different depending on the make and model of your router.

And that's that.

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Thank you! It worked!! –  ReyM Jul 11 '13 at 4:16
    
I'm glad to be able to help. Just out of curiosity, which one did? modem reboot or ip conflict fix? –  JorgeArtware Jul 11 '13 at 8:37

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